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7 killed in Cox's Bazar road accident

Two people have been injured so far

Update : 22 Jul 2020, 08:15 PM

At least seven people have been killed and two others injured in a head-on collision between a covered van and a human haulier, locally known as leguna in Cox's Bazar.

The incident took place on the Chittagong-Cox's Bazar Highway at Harbang area in Chakaria upazila on Wednesday evening, said Habibur Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Chakaria police station.

Of the deceased, four have been identified so far as Badiul Alom,50, and Firoz Ahmed, 32,  of  Harbang area in Chakaria upazila, Al Amin, 48, of Lama upazila in Bandarban, and Minar Uddin, 23, of Lohagora upazila in Chittagong.

Habibur Rahman said: "A Chittagong-bound covered van collided head-on with a laguna on the Chittagong-Cox's Bazar Highway at Harbang area injuring 9 passengers of the leguna."

The injured were taken to Chakaria Upazila Health Complex where seven of them died, and two others among the injured were shifted to Chittagong Medical College (CMCH) for advanced treatment, added the OC.


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